Monday, November 28

The Government opens the door for dairy producers to raise the price set in their contracts




The Minister council has approved a royal decree that will allow dairy farmers with fixed contracts of more than 6 months, request a revision of the prices, which they receive in the face of a continuous increase in production costs. Specifically, the royal decree complies with a promise made by the President of the Government in the Senate and will allow farmers request changes in the remuneration they receive for the milk if it is shown that during, at least three months of the term of the contract, there has been a sustained and continuous increase in production costs. In addition, the new standard also lowers the production thresholds necessary to set up producer organizations for both beef and goat milk.

To all of the above are added the aid of 169 million of euros approved in the anti-crisis royal decree.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food louis planes assured in the press conference after the Council of Ministers that it is about “a novelty demanded by the sector” and has related it to the Food Chain Law. Specifically, he has specified that the approved royal decree law affects milk products and the industry, although the aforementioned Law affects the entire value chain, including distribution. A rule that has ensured that “it is being complied with at this time when there are increases in energy or costs in animal feed.” In his opinion, thanks to this law, the costs derived from this situation are being “distributed more equitably”

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More accessible pensions for shellfish workers

On the other hand, the Executive has given the green light this Tuesday to the Sustainable Fisheries and Fisheries Research Law project, with which it is intended to update the Law of Maritime Fishing that dates back to 2001. Among the main novelties, the text that is sent to the Congress of Deputies, In addition to facilitating access to retirement for groups such as rederas, neskatillas, los professional divers, packers and shellfish on foot. It does this through the introduction of a reduction coefficient of the minimum age to receive the pension retirement of 0.15. In addition, it contemplates the introduction of measures to strengthen conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources; as well asupdates transmission mechanisms of fishing opportunities to favor the planning of the shipping companies and a more optimal use of the quotas and the days of fishing effort that are assigned to Spain by Brussels.

About him draft Law on Sustainable Fishing and Research Fishing is the most important rule for your department in this legislature in fishing matters. Planas recalled that this is a European policy and that, together with the agri-food industry that surrounds the fishing activity, it employs more than 60,000 people and contributes more than 15,000 million euros to the Spanish economy In this sense, he recalled that the rule revolves around “two main pillars such as sustainability and fishing research” and that it will regulate aspects such as management and total allowable catches. “It also improves the issue of marine reserves of fishing interest,” he stressed.

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On the other hand, the text that will now be sent to the Congress of Deputies also addresses matters relating to the investigation. Planas has considered that “It is not a complementary job but necessary for all fishing activity” and recalled that the Ministry of Agriculture manages three vessels dedicated to this work. Along these lines, the minister has assured that the so-called fishery ‘genetic resources’ will also be regulated. Similarly, he has also referred to the greater flexibility and optimization in the use of fishing quotas “so that it can be used by vessels of the same modality and fishing ground, avoiding speculation.” As the minister has recalled, it is “a public good and we intend that it will have the best consideration and attribution within the sector.” In this regard, he has assured that speculation by people who do not have a real fishing activity will not be allowed.

48 million

On the other hand, the Executive has also given the green light to the territorial distribution of various aid lines for farmers and ranchers for an amount of €48 million. Among them, the so-called Specific Options Program due to remoteness and insularity (Posei) aid for agricultural production in the Canary Islands of 18 million euros. In addition to 9.31 million for the eradication of animal diseases; some 4.6 million ueors to finance the National Aid Program for Beekeeping (PNA)as well as 1.7 million to promote the quality of plant varieties and certification of reproductive materials, among other disbursements.

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